The first acts have been revealed for the 5-day Boardmasters festival which takes place from Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th August 2018 at a cliff-top location overlooking Watergate Bay, and Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall.
Headlining the Saturday night will be The Chemical Brothers (live),. On the unleashed Stage will be Craig David who will present TS5, and DJ Annie Mac, . Elsewhere on the bill are Fat Freddy's Drop, The Horrors, Declan McKenna, The Amazons, Bicep (DJ set), Tom Walker, Sam Fender, and Haai.
In addition to musical offerings, attendees can also enjoy pub banter during The Keg & Pasty stand-up comedy hour, and, for those looking to fully immerse themselves in Cornish life, language workshops will be returning, teaching local dialect to inquisitive minds.
Andrew Topham, Boardmasters Festival Director, said: "We are delighted to announce The Chemical Brothers as our first headline act for Boardmasters 2018. Following another sell-out year which saw the biggest Boardmasters ever this summer, we are excited to bring more of the most exciting names in music to Cornwall next August. Boardmasters' unique fusion of the very best in international surfing and music helps to keep Cornwall firmly on the map as the festival sees unprecedented growth year on year. We can't wait to welcome our incredible community for another summer of thrilling surf and music action across two stunning sites - Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay."
Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £174 for an adult from Wednesday, and £164 for an adult from Thursday.
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